THE Crafts Center
Glass Classes

For glass classes and studio use, participants must be age 18 or older and have health insurance. All classes include a pass for access to the glass studio for the current semester. Workshops do not include a studio pass but workshop participants may purchase a studio pass at the level I price. The studio is available for use without taking a class. More information>


Cancellations: For a refund, the Crafts Center staff must be notified of a cancellation at least 7 days before the class or workshop begins; $10 is non-refundable. If the class or workshop is cancelled by the Crafts Center, you will receive a full refund.

 

Absences: To receive the best experience and get the most out of your class, attendance at all classes is important as there are no provisions for make-up sessions for missed classes.


INTRODUCTION TO STAINED GLASSimage of student working on stained glass
Instructor: Deborah Rodgers

A beginner class, no experience necessary. Add some color to your world! Learn to cut, foil and solder flat glass using the Tiffany copper foil method while making a simple sun catcher.  Students in this beginning level class will also create an 8” x 11” panel using a pattern of their choice. The supply fee includes glass and materials used to make the sun catcher and the panel.


Wednesday evenings for 6 weeks, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, May 21 – June 25

 

Supply fee
$28

Class fee
I = $50
II = $90
III= $100


FUSING GLASS FOR JEWELRYimage of fused glass jewelry
Instructor:  Danene Groenke


Learn to fabricate small pieces of fused glass suitable for jewelry. Techniques include tack fuse, full fuse, casting, fire polish, using fiber paper/cords to make channels/holes in pieces, cold working the glass, and attaching jewelry findings to finished pieces. Necessary tools will be provided. A $10 supply fee payable to the instructor on the first night covers a kit of dichroic and specialty glass. Additional materials may be purchased when your supply fee is exhausted. Visit Danene’s website: danenkejewelry.blogspot.com.


Monday evenings for 4 weeks, 6:30 – 9:30 pm, June 9 – June 30

 

Supply fee

$24

Class fee
I = $33
II = $60
III= $67


SCULPTING GLASS OFF-MANDRELimage of hot glass being worked off-mandrel
Instructor: Jonathan Davis

 

Learn to sculpt glass using small rods and tubes of borosilicate glass suitable for use with our system.  In this weekend class, students will spend two days exploring the basics of working off-mandrel to create small figures, vessels, and other glass sculpture. In addition to the $10 supply fee paid at registration, a $15 supply fee is payable to the instructor at the end of class and covers glass rod and tube for use during the class. For more about Jonathan, visit locallygrownart.com.


Saturday & Sunday, June 21 & 22, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

Prerequisites: Students must have completed the “Decorative Glass Bead Making” class or be proficient in the basics of lampwork.

 

Supply fee
$10

Class fee (includes a studio pass for the semester)

I = $44
II = $80
III= $89


DECORATIVE GLASS BEAD MAKINGimage of glass beads

Instructor: Kathy Driggers

A beginner’s class. Make really cool jewelry beads from molten glass! Learn to layer-in colors and patterns into a growing bead as you shape the glass around a turning metal mandrel. Supply fee includes glass rod and fuel for use during class.

 

Tuesday evenings for 4 weeks, 6:30-9:30 pm, July 8 – July 29

 

Supply fee

$20

Class fee
I = $33
II = $60
III= $67


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CRAFTS CENTER INFORMATION: 919.515.2457